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yellow canary

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Small to large flocks of yellow canary (Crithagra flaviventris) are common in habitats such as mixed tree and shrub savannah and mopane savannah. Saline desert is another favourite. Often congregates with Cape sparrows, white-throated and black-headed canaries.

Distribution: Found throughout most of Namibia except for the driest coastal areas and most of the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), although it can be observed in the Bwabwata National Park. Also observed in the Etosha National Park

Diet: Takes flowers, seeds, insects, small crustaceans and nectar.

Description: Bright olive-green nape and neck, greenish-yellow rump and upper tail coverts. Dusky brown tail and flight feathers. Underparts are a rich yellow and the breast is a 'greenish wash'. Flaviventris is Latin for 'a yellow belly'.

Breeding: Eggs are laid in successive days from October to April and incubated for up to 16 days. Females build a dry stem cup in as little as 3 or 4 days.

Size: 14cm. Weight: 18g.

Dornhugel Guest Farm

Situated north-east of Grootfontein this serves as an gateway between the Caprivi and central Namibia

Fiume Lodge

Around 80km north of Grootfontein this lodge acts as a gateway to Namibia's north east (the Kavango & Zambezi Region)

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Gabus Game Ranch

Ten kilometers outside of Otavi this lodge offers a relaxing environment and is ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and birders

Ghaub Nature Reserve & Farm

Initially a Christian mission station this property was converted into a lodge in 1999. The Ghaub caves are an excellent opportunity to get dirty while exploring a fascinating cave system - the lodge provides a guide and necessary equipment

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Horse riding, game and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons to stay at this lodge

Khorab Safari Lodge

A convenient stop close to Otavi

Kupferquelle Resort

Large resort offering a restaurant, bar and Olympic sized pool in Tsumeb

Makalani Hotel

Situated near the center of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.

Minen Hotel

A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.


Close encounters of the wild side - experience the Namibian veld on foot with Bruno, an enigmatic & knowledgeable guide

Ohange Lodge

10 peaceful chalets provide accommodation at this lodge just north of Otavi

Paradise Rest camp

a campsite in a rural setting 80km north of Grootfontein on the main road towards Rundu & the Zambezi Region

Peace Garden Lodge

Basic accommodation just a few kilometers from the town of Grootfontein

Roy's Camp

An eclectic lodge, allows for visits to a San community as well as offering reasonably priced overnight accommodation

!Uris Safari Lodge

Situated 20km west of Tsumeb

Zum Potjie

Between Otavi and Tsumeb.

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